Apparent prolongation of the life span of rats by intermittent fasting.

@article{Carlson1946ApparentPO,
  title={Apparent prolongation of the life span of rats by intermittent fasting.},
  author={A. J. Carlson and F. Hoelzel},
  journal={The Journal of nutrition},
  year={1946},
  volume={31},
  pages={
          363-75
        }
}
When a sufficient amount of choice food is available, labora tory rats, like many humans, eat enough to become more or less obese. As a consequence, the life span of rats feeding ad libitum, like the life span of their human counterparts, is presumably shortened. This inference is supported by the repeated findings of McCay and his associates (†42 a, b; †43) that the life span of rats can be considerably prolonged by a drastic restriction in their allowance of food. The findings of McCay… Expand
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